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Let Gary Debate

For the first time since Ross Perot’s campaign twenty years ago, it seems as though a third party presidential candidate could be allowed into the televised debates. Gary Johnson, the former Governor of New Mexico, has gained a large enough following, sufficient ballot access and (theoretically) adequate poll numbers to be granted a spot on stage alongside Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a prospect that has invigorated alternative party enthusiasts and independent voters from all ends of the spectrum. But these celebrations, egged on by the jubilant activists who are readying themselves for an electoral revolution, may be a bit premature.

As of this writing, Johnson still hasn’t been invited to Wednesday’s debate. Time is rapidly running out, and even after three sponsors rescinded their financing in protest of Johnson’s exclusion, the bi-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates is trying to pretend as though the former governor doesn’t exist. It’s the same old song and dance voters have endured for the past sixteen years. The thought of a three-person debate sends chills down the calculating spines of both major parties, which aside from controlling the American electoral process are also actually in charge of the debates. Long gone are the days when the League of Women Voters, completely neutral and civic minded, selected who could bring their message to the masses. Now the Republicans and Democrats control the show, and both are wary the ardently anti-war and rigidly fiscally conservative Libertarian could pull enough votes from either nominee to “spoil” the election.

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Well got a reply from AB

They basically stated they had/have no influence over the debate. Of course this completely overlooks that their sponsorship pretty much endorses what was/is done.

Sent this in reply:

Dear Supporters of Chicanery,

Anheuser-busch did play a role in influencing the Presidential farce they call a debate.

Let me explain;
By sponsoring a 2 party debate that excludes qualified candidates from addressing the millions, you endorse it and by default you endorse how it is run.
You see, when you sponsor something, regardless of what, how and why, you do in fact endorse it. That comes with the territory. Careful analysis and consideration should always be taken when you publicly sponsor Political issues and events.
Since you sponsored this event, you do in fact endorse that which perpetuates a clear disservice to the American people,
By doing this you helped to limit the quality of the candidates to two frauds who have publicly supported each others policies indirectly and will change nothing of consequence if elected or reelected.
In essence you help perpetuate the 2 party duopoly and thus maintain our Governments current foreign policy which has not changed in decades.
In so doing, you tell the perpetrators of this farce that it is "ok" to continue on without a second thought. In fact you pay them to.

Now let me be blunt here, by me being able to state all the above, I can now infer that you indirectly help support War and other forms of military actions presently happening in the Middle East.
Please tell me you did not intend to support further Preemptive Wars of Aggression like we had in Iraq or Military Actions like in Libya, Yemen and Somalia? Please say it isn't so.

That is role you played and that is why you should have listened. Other companies that sponsored the event figured it out and dropped it. You could have as well. It wasn't that complicated and it would have served to support a more honest Political process.

It seems pretty clear that perhaps you should have given this a bit more thought. I am no genius and making those links was simplistic.

You should just stay out of it if you cannot see the end result of your actions in supporting and endorsing such things. At the very least carefully consider that which you do. By supporting such farces you do not help anyone make changes for the greater good, you in fact help limit our options and maintain the status quot.

Since you did not withdraw your support, I cannot now give you my business. I will also have to tell my friends and family what you have done and recommend to them a different but American Beer, Samuel Addams.

Perhaps it will be insignificant to you and perhaps not, but I do hope that in the future you operate differently and with more awareness of the impact your actions have so that I may once again refer to your company in a positive way.

Sincerely,

Andrew Plaisted

Drink Sam Adams

I just sent these two messages to Southwest and Anheuser Busch through their websites:

http://contactus.anheuser-busch.com/contactus/public/age-gat...
https://www.southwest.com/contact-us/contact-us.html?int=GFO...

For AB, I just substituted Southwest for AB and fly for drink. A funny thought I had, Anheuser Busch requires you to tell them your favorite beer so of course I answered Samuel Adams (because it is one of my favorites and also because of the Revolutionary spirit of the better of the Adams family!)

"I will no longer fly Southwest and encourage others I know to do the same because of Southwest's policy to encourage bipartisan politics. The ethical thing for Southwest to do would be to drop sponsorship of the Commission on Presidential Debates unless they allow Gary Johnson to participate. Why Southwest would agree to sponsor such an exclusionary body is beyond my comprehension. Have a nice day."

special place in

Heaven...

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Drink Yeungling - Americas Oldest Brewer

How Your Favorite Beer Reveals Your Politics
Beer has been inextricably linked with American politics since the Constitution; James Madison reportedly wanted to create a Cabinet-level Secretary of Beer.

Read more at
http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/12414/20120928/favorite...

This link has a cool graph of all the beers.
http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/09/th...

DISCLAIMER:
http://youtu.be/2n34eeXWjUQ

Fancy Shmancy Fine Print:
http://youtu.be/plIH98Kxu58

Thanks

Never had beer from this brewery.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thank you

Great two messages.
Drinking beer to you my friend in Liberty.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Sent mine as well.

to AB:
"I cannot understand why you would sponsor a political debate that excludes the best candidate in the running, Gary Johnson, from said debate. We need real change, not more of the same that Obama or Romney will provide us.
I already drink Samuel Adams more often than Budweiser and with your blatant sponsorship of a debate which excludes Gary Johnson, I will never drink another Budweiser again.
Repent, or lose even more business to Samuel Adams."

to SW:
"I cannot understand why you would sponsor a political debate that excludes the best candidate in the running, Gary Johnson, from said debate. We need real change, not more of the same that Obama or Romney will provide us.
I am sure you already lose business as a result of the TSA and with your blatant sponsorship of a debate which excludes Gary Johnson, I will personally never fly on Southwest ever again.
Repent, or lose even more business."

Thank you

Thank you patriots.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15